HERE enables over-the-air map updates for Volvo cars

07 July, 2017

Volvo Cars and Here technologies have entered into a long term agreement on over-the-air (OTA) map updates. Selected models like Volvo XC90, Volvo S90, Volvo V90, Volvo V90 Cross Country, as well as the new XC60 premium SUV will get updates delivered via Volvo cloud to connected models fitted with the Sensus Navigation system.

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Volvo XC90

HERE is the provider of mapping for vehicles and is continuously evolving its automotive-grade map to keep pace with an endlessly changing physical world, making millions of changes to its database every day and providing the ability for companies and organizations to access that database via its platform.

With vehicle connectivity also increasing at a rapid pace, HERE expects the total number of vehicles on the road with OTA update capabilities to increase ten-fold between now and 2020. For Volvo, HERE is providing maps compiled in Navigation Data Standard (NDS), a format which supports incremental map updates.

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